That infection that dared to fuck with Abby Lee Miller could possibly be cancer. Abby’s orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hooman Melamed, talked to People yesterday, saying that Abby was paralyzed from the neck down because of a bitch of an infection that messed with her spine. After doing back surgery on her, Abby was able to move again and was headed to rehab to continue her recovery. But Dr. Hooman is back with worse news. He tells Entertainment Tonight that Abby has Burkitt Lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He’s waiting to get pathology and oncology results before confirming that Abby has cancer. That should happen in the next two days or so.
Abby just got out of the clink after serving 8 months in there for bankruptcy fraud. She moved into a halfway house to serve the rest of her sentence. Not long after she checked into the halfway house, Abby went to the hospital a couple of times for pain. We now know that the pain wasn’t from one of her sworn enemies (I’m looking at you, Cathy Nesbitt-Stein) poking her voodoo doll with pins.
The free clinic’s know-it-all cousin WebMD tells me that Burkitt Lymphoma starts “in immune cells called B-cells” and grows fast. With chemo, more than half of the people who are diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma are able to beat it and live long lives. Dr. Hooman says that Abby will need another spine surgery:
“People who have been diagnosed with this have a good prognosis. We’ll know more details soon. She will need another surgery in her spine but she has a lot more movement in her arms, legs and toes. As of this morning, Abby was in much better spirits and as of just a few minutes ago she was sleeping.”
He also tells People that she will most likely go through chemo:
“We’re getting an oncologist involved and we have to figure out what the next steps are as far as chemotherapy or radiation or more spine surgery. Depending on the tumor type, depending on the sensitivity of the tumor – it just depends the type but I feel more than yes, she will undergo chemotherapy or radiation.
There’s a chance this can spread to any part of the body … this is probably coming from somewhere else. We don’t know where the source is. Any tumor that spreads anywhere is automatically Stage 4, but we have not determined the stage yet.”
He says that Abby is in “good spirits” and resting.
Abby Lee Miller isn’t really resting as much as she’s recharging the internal battery that powers her RAGE, because she’s going to need full bars to take on her greatest enemy yet. Abby Lee Miller has made many little girls turn to dust with just a simple shank eye and could make the most vicious grizzly bear shake itself furless from fear with just a little growl, so I’m sure she’ll have cancer hiding behind its mommy’s legs all scared-like in no time.